HASLET (CBSDFW.COM) – Residents of the Sendera Ranch subdivision in Haslet have had it with all the trash strewn about their streets.
“Every Tuesday it just looks like a dump,” says neighbor Jessica shurtleff, about the community’s designated trash day.READ MORE: Meatless 'McPlant Burger' Coming To North Texas
In one cul-de-sac, empty garbage cans lay on their sides like a fallen dominoes on the road. Neighbor after neighbor walked outside Tuesday morning to pick up their trash cans from the road or driveway.
“Right after they pick up the trash I’m moving the trash cans out of the way so I can pull out of the driveway,” said Adriana Daniel.
The man who tipped off CBS 11 News to the problem didn’t want to show his face or use his last name for fear of retribution.
“We’re having to get out of our cars as we’re driving to get the trash cans off the road,” he said.
He snapped photos after trash day last Tuesday as evidence. That was another windy day, but he and others insisted while the wind magnifies the issue, the mess is something they deal with year round.
“Our bins could end up at our neighbors weather there’s wind or not. It’s constant,” said Shurtleff.
The area is serviced by City of Fort Worth waste management. A few neighbors told CBS11 they were happy with their service. But others said they’re just asking for a little more courtesy and care.READ MORE: Pelvic Exams Can Be Incredibly Difficult For Women Who've Survived Sexual Assault
“It’s an inconvenience and it’s every Tuesday. No courtesy whatsoever. They just dump them and go,” Shurtleff said.
Fort Worth waste management said this route services more than 1000 homes for trash collection. There are more than 1500 homes on the overlapping recycling route. Since January, there have been only 4 complaints about cart placement after pickup.
Diane Covey, public information officer for the city of Fort Worth said the best way for residents to address the issues is by reporting them. She encourages them to dial the call center at 817.392-.234. Every week the city meets with Waste Management to evaluate the routes and driver performance.
“It’s a paid service. We pay city of fort worth to take care of our waste management and with that being said we expect proper customer service,” said Shawn.
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